PMDD; Severe PMS
The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS. However, they are generally more severe and debilitating and include a least one mood-related symptom. Symptoms occur during the week just before menstrual bleeding and usually improve within a few days after the period starts.
Five or more of the following symptoms must be present to diagnose PMDD, including one mood-related symptom:
Disinterest in daily activities and relationships
Fatigue or low energy
Feeling of sadness or hopelessness, possible suicidal thoughts
Feelings of tension or anxiety
Feeling out of control
Food cravings or binge eating
Mood swings marked by periods of teariness
Persistent irritability or anger that affects other people
Physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain
Signs and tests
Generic Name: ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM ANTACID/SIMETHICONE -
ORAL Pronounced: (a-LOO-mi-num/mag-NEE-zee-um/sye-METH-i-kone) Antacid Anti-Gas Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much
stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. It is also
used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as belching, bloating, and feelings
of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut. Simethicone helps break up gas
bubbles in the gut. Aluminum and magnesium antacids work quickly to lower the
acid in the stomach. Liquid antacids usually work faster/better than tablets or
This medication works only on existing acid in the
stomach. It does not prevent acid production. It may be used alone or with
other medications that lower acid production (e.g., H2 blockers such as
cimetidine/ranitidine and proton pump inhibitors such as
If you are self-treating with this medication, carefully
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Alternative Names Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome Symptoms Confusion Diarrhea General ill-feeling Headaches High fever, sometimes accompanied by chills Low blood pressure Muscle aches Nausea and vomiting Organ failure (usually kidneys and liver) Redness of eyes, mouth, throat Seizures Widespread red rash that looks like a sunburn -- skin peeling occurs 1 or 2 weeks after the rash, particularly on the palms of the hand or bottom of the feet Signs and tests No single test can diagnose toxic shock syndrome. The diagnosis is based on several criteria: fever, low blood pressure, a rash that peels after 1-2 weeks, and problems with the function of at least three organs. In some cases, blood cultures may be positive for growth of S. aureus .
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